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Course Description

Anatomy and Physiology 101 will cover all the major body systems that interrelate to maintain bodily homeostasis.

Course Requirements

This course is intended for any age learner over the age of 13. However course completion will require a great amount of reading and writing. It is therefore strongly recommended that students to be able to write and read at a high school level.  There are no required books but Recommended Books are listed below.

Course Goals

Course Goals include the following:

1.) Be able to identify the major body systems and understand what each body system does
2.) Be able to relate how each body system works
3.) Be able to identify and explain major cells, tissues, and organs
4.) Be able to identify and explain functions of central muscles and bones

Course Materials

All the course material required to complete this course is contained in this course. This includes 72 netlinks.

Grading Policy

Each lesson is followed by an end of the lesson quiz which will review what is covered in the lesson. Several lessons will also be associated with a related assignment. The number of points each is worth will vary on the content but the format will require an essay type answer that will encourage students to better comprehend course material by writing answers in their own words.

There will be a final exam at the end of the course (350 pts).

Course Outline

1. Introduction
2. Chemistry Basics
3. Cells (Foundation of Life)
4. Tissue (Different Types and Functions)
5. The Integumentary System
6. The Skeletal System
7. The Muscular System
8. The Nervous System
9. The Sensory System
10. The Endrocrine System
11. The Cardiovascular System
12. The Lymphatic System
13. The Respiratory System
14. The Digestive System
15. The Urinary System
16. The Reproductive System

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Define anatomy and physiology.
  • Know the chemistry behind anatomy and physiology.
  • Describe cells - the foundation of life.
  • Describe tissues (different types and functions).
  • Describe and recognize all parts of the integumentary system.
  • Recognize the important parts of the skeletal system, muscular system, nervous system, and sensory system.
  • Know the major parts of the endocrine system.
  • Recognize the major parts of the cardiovascular system, lymphatic system, and the respiratory system.
  • Know the major components of the digestive system, urinary system, and the reproductive system, and
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.

Assessment Guide

Assessment Points
Introduce Yourself1
Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology Assignment10
Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology Quiz55
Review of Basic Chemistry15
Basic Chemistry Quiz35
Review of Cells15
Cells Quiz38
Review of Tissues15
Tissue Quiz32
The Integumentary System Assignment10
The Integumentary System50
The Skeletal System Assignment15
The Skeletal System75
The Muscular System Assignment15
The Muscular System80
The Nervous System Assignment15
The Nervous System85
The Sensory System Assignment15
The Sensory System70
The Endocrine System Assignment15
The Endocrine System55
The Cardiovascular System Assignment15
The Cardiovascular System22
The Lymphatic System15
The Lymphatic System50
The Respiratory System Assignment15
The Respiratory System70
The Digestive System Assignment15
The Digestive System50
The Urinary System18
The Reproductive System38
The Final Exam332
Total Points:1356

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